Budget Friendly Fall Activities for Families

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Do you love fall fun but want to stick to a budget? Here are my favorite budget friendly fall activities for families!

I love love love fall but recently I started The Budget Mom’s plan to budget by paycheck. I’m way more concerned with where our money is going and how we’re spending it!

With our new budget, I’m less inclined to spend money frivolously but really want to have fall fun. Here are my top budget friendly fall activities for families!

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Budget Friendly Fall Activities for Families

Have a Picnic

A picnic is a fun idea that’s low cost because you are in complete control over what you bring. And it’s a great way to get outdoors while the weather is beautiful!

Take a Hike

If you’re near an area with lots of trees, take a hike! Hopefully for you this will be a completely free activity. You’ll get lots of great photos during your hike and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.

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Visit an Apple Orchard

Visiting an apple orchard is a great way to support a small local business but be careful with how many apples you pick! Last year we spent $50 in apples alone! This year we didn’t go nuts and picked 12 apples. Seriously, it only takes 6 decent sized apples to bake a pie!

Check out my tips for apple picking with kids!

apple picking budget friendly fall activities for families

Pumpkin Picking

I had to do a lot of research for this one because we typically would have gone to a farm that has a lot of entertainment for the kids but it’s $30 a person, including kids!

I did my research and found a pumpkin patch for only $5! You get a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pull the pumpkins from the vine. It was a great experience last year and I’m so excited to do it again!

Carve or Paint Pumpkins

Using the pumpkins you picked at the patch (or from the grocery store – they’re much cheaper there!) carve or paint your pumpkins!

pumpkin painting budget friendly fall activities for families

Go to a High School Football Game

Going to a local high school football game is a great way to support the community and spend some time outdoors!

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Bake Pies

Once the calendar flips to September I am ALL about baking pies. You only need about 6 decent sized apples to make an apple pie, refrigerated pie dough and typically ingredients you have on hand like sugar and cinnamon. It’s a fun activity for everyone to make the pie…even better to eat when the pie cools!

Roast Pumpkin Seeds

If you’re carving pumpkin, turn picking out the seeds into a fun activity! Pick the seeds and roast them in the oven. They’ll go perfectly with a fall movie night.

Drink Hot Chocolate Outdoors

Make your hot chocolate and enjoy it outdoors on a cool day!

What are some of your budget friendly fall activities for families?

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